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Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.
Adnan Pachachi

Meaning of "sectarian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SECTARIAN

sectarian  [sɛkˈtɛərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SECTARIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sectarian can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SECTARIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sectarian

Sectarianism

Sectarianism, according to one definition, is bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching importance to perceived differences between subdivisions within a group, such as between different denominations of a religion, class, regional or factions of a political movement. The ideological underpinnings of attitudes and behaviours labelled as sectarian are extraordinarily varied. Members of a religious or political group may believe that their own salvation, or the success of their particular objectives, requires aggressively seeking converts from other groups; adherents of a given faction may believe that for the achievement of their own political or religious project their internal opponents must be converted or purged. Sometimes a group that is under economic or political pressure will kill or attack members of another group which it regards as responsible for its own decline. It may also more rigidly define the definition of orthodox belief within its particular group or organization, and expel or excommunicate those who do not support this new found clarified definition of political or religious orthodoxy.

Definition of sectarian in the English dictionary

The first definition of sectarian in the dictionary is of, belonging or relating to, or characteristic of sects or sectaries. Other definition of sectarian is adhering to a particular sect, faction, or doctrine. Sectarian is also narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SECTARIAN


authoritarian
ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən
communitarian
kəˌmjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən
documentarian
ˌdɒkjʊmənˈtɛərɪən
egalitarian
ɪˌɡælɪˈtɛərɪən
flexitarian
ˌflɛksɪˈtɛərɪən
fruitarian
fruːˈtɛərɪən
humanitarian
hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən
libertarian
ˌlɪbəˈtɛərɪən
nonsectarian
ˌnɒnsɛkˈtɛərɪən
Ontarian
ɒnˈtɛərɪən
parliamentarian
ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪən
pescetarian
ˈpɛskəˌtɛərɪən
proletarian
ˌprəʊlɪˈtɛərɪən
sanitarian
ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪən
Tartarian
tɑːˈtɛərɪən
totalitarian
təʊˌtælɪˈtɛərɪən
Trinitarian
ˌtrɪnɪˈtɛərɪən
unitarian
ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən
utilitarian
juːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən
vegetarian
ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SECTARIAN

sect
sectarial
sectarianise
sectarianism
sectarianize
sectaries
sectary
sectator
sectile
sectility
section
section hand
section mark
sectional
sectionalisation
sectionalised
sectionalism
sectionalist
sectionalization
sectionalize

WORDS THAT END LIKE SECTARIAN

agrarian
antiquarian
aquarian
assistant librarian
barbarian
Bavarian
Brian
Bulgarian
centenarian
contrarian
culinarian
Hungarian
librarian
Maid Marian
Marian
Old Bulgarian
ovarian
quinquagenarian
riparian
school librarian
veterinarian

Synonyms and antonyms of sectarian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SECTARIAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sectarian» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sectarian

Translation of «sectarian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SECTARIAN

Find out the translation of sectarian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sectarian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sectarian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

派系的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sectario
570 millions of speakers

English

sectarian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सांप्रदायिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطائفية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сектантом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sectário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাম্প্রদায়িক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sectaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sektarian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

konfessionell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

分派の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

종파의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sektarian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

môn đồ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறுங்குழுவாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सांप्रदायिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mezhep
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

settario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sekciarskie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сектантом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sectar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σεκταριστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sektariese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sekteristisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sekterisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sectarian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SECTARIAN»

The term «sectarian» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.041 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECTARIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sectarian

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10 QUOTES WITH «SECTARIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sectarian.
1
Theodore Bikel
What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine.
2
Ahmed Chalabi
Sectarian politics gets votes in Iraq. But sectarian government fails in Iraq.
3
Vicente del Bosque
I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach - you may call this Utopia - to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side... to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist.
4
Roger Ebert
Lebanon was at one time known as a nation that rose above sectarian hatred; Beirut was known as the Paris of the Middle East. All of that was blown apart by senseless religious wars, financed and exploited in part by those who sought power and wealth. If women had been in charge, would they have been more sensible? It's a theory.
5
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Sectarian divide has created a schism in our society that is a major challenge. As monarch of all Bahrainis, it pains me to see many harmed by the actions of a few. And yet I am optimistic and have faith in our people. We all realize that now is the time to strike a balance between stability and gradual reform.
6
China Mieville
Well I don't feel sectarian against sparseness, although I sometimes get a little chippy about this. I resent the way that a certain notion of parsimony has become the norm for skilful literary writing.
7
John Olver
In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future.
8
Adnan Pachachi
Everybody seems to be imprisoned in their own sectarian or political affiliations. They don't seem to be able to rise above these things.
9
Tom Paulin
A truly vibrant and creative culture depends on a system of education which is not divided along class and sectarian lines.
10
John Charles Polanyi
For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship - requires, in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence over all sectarian interests, including self-interest.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECTARIAN»

Discover the use of sectarian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sectarian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Proximity to Power and Jewish Sectarian Groups of the ...
This book presents a fascinating new historical description of Jewish sectarian groups in the ancient period, from the viewpoint of their proximity to power.
Hillel Newman, Ruth M. Ludlam, 2006
2
Sectarian Conflict in Egypt: Coptic Media, Identity and ...
This book examines the escalation in religious violence in Egypt since 2005 and the public discourses behind it, revealing some of the complex negotiations that lie behind contestations of citizenship, Muslim-Christian relations and ...
Elizabeth Iskander, 2012
3
A Muslim Theologian in the Sectarian Milieu: ʻAbd Al-Jabbār ...
In this examination of an extraordinary Islamic anti-Christian polemic, the author describes Q 'Abd al-Jabb?r's life, his intellectual heritage and the sectarian controversy of his day.
Gabriel Said Reynolds, 2004
4
The sectarian milieu: content and composition of Islamic ...
In this influential work originally published in 1978, the author, one of the most innovative thinkers in the field of Islamic Studies, analysed 'early Islamic historiography -- or rather the interpretative myths underlying this ...
John E. Wansbrough, Gerald R. Hawting, 1978
5
Seventh-Day Adventism in Crisis: Gender and Sectarian Change ...
By examining changes in the movement's relationship with the world and with its own history, Seventh-day Adventism in Crisis offers a probing examination of how a sect founded on the leadership of women came to define women's roles in ways ...
Laura Lee Vance, 1999
6
Normative and Sectarian Judaism in the Second Temple Period
The book brings together the essays on Second Temple Judaism by Moshe Weinfeld, one of the leading figures in comparative literature and the history of religion in ancient Near Eastern studies.
Moshe Weinfeld, 2005
7
Jesus the Word According to John the Sectarian: A ...
Built on a unique combination of biblical exegesis, sociological analysis, and contemporary applications, this book traces the influence of Word-Christology throughout the Gospel of John, unpacking its implications for North American ...
Robert Horton Gundry, 2002
8
Precious Volumes: An Introduction to Chinese Sectarian ...
This book, the most detailed and comprehensive study of early pao-chuan in any language, studies 34 examples of this literature from the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties in order to understand the origins and development of this textual tradition.
Daniel L. Overmyer, 1999
9
Jehovah's Witnesses and the Third Reich: Sectarian Politics ...
Using materials from Witness archives, the U.S. State Department, Nazi files, and other sources, M. James Penton demonstrates that while many ordinary German Witnesses were brave in their opposition to Nazism, their leaders were quite ...
M. James Penton, 2004
10
The Sunni-Shia Conflict: Understanding Sectarian Violence in ...
Moving beyond tired descriptions of the Middle East as a land of ideological fanatics, Nathan Gonzalez provides an account of the cold political interests behind a conflict that has led to the fight between members of the Sunni and Shia ...
Nathan Gonzalez, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SECTARIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sectarian is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Daily Record sanitises story of player banned for sectarian tirade
“Kirk Broadfoot has been handed a staggering 10-game ban for a sectarian tirade ... to an FA tribunal with club officials to face charges relating to sectarianism. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Man is granted bail in alleged sectarian murder of Paul McCauley
A man has appeared in court over the murder of Paul McCauley who died nine years after being severely beaten in a sectarian attack in Derry. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
3
Rangers supporters urged to ditch sectarian songs
Rangers fans have been urged to refrain from sectarian singing at Friday night's Scottish Championship fixture at Falkirk following controversy about offensive ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
4
Stan Collymore dropped as BT Sport pundit after Twitter clash with …
It had been triggered after Collymore backed a petition which said: "Boycott sponsors Sectarian chanting is illegal. Demeaning." He urged his online followers to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
5
Killing of Sunni clerics raises sectarian tensions in Iraq
BASRA, Iraq // Gunmen shot dead three Sunni clerics in the Shiite-majority southern province of Basra, an attack likely to increase already significant sectarian ... «The National, Jan 15»
6
Sectarian Violence in Myanmar Threatens Livelihood of Muslims
But Myanmar's Muslim community says politically charged anti-Muslim speech and widespread sectarian violence are threatening their livelihoods. “We were ... «New York Times, Sep 14»
7
Islamic State Seek to Unleash Sectarian Chaos in Lebanon with …
Islamic State insurgents who seized a Lebanese border town this month planned to turn Lebanon into another Iraq by unleashing sectarian war between Sunnis ... «Newsweek, Aug 14»
8
Nigeria largely ignores sectarian violence: Human Rights Watch
The central region has been a tinderbox for sectarian violence for years, mostly stirred by resentment between settler Christian communities and nomadic ... «Reuters, Dec 13»
9
Resolving Myanmar's Sectarian Violence Issue
The sectarian violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state in 2012 escalated to a larger conflict between Muslims and Buddhists in the central part of the ... «Huffington Post, Nov 13»
10
Deadly sectarian unrest hits Pakistan
At least three people have been killed after renewed sectarian clashes in northern Pakistan, with the army being called in to establish control over the affected ... «Aljazeera.com, Nov 13»

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